Biography of Rear Admiral Mohammad Musa, OSP, NPP, rcds, afwc, psc
Rear admiral Musa joined Bangladesh Naval Academy on 27 January 1985 with 15th BMA Long Course. After one year of training in Bangladesh Military and Naval Academy, he was sent to Royal Malaysian Navy to undergo Officer’s Basic Training as the first Officer to be trained the Malaysian Navy. On 01 July 1987, he was commissioned in the Executive branch.
The officer has an excellent blend of 35 years of professional and academic career. He is a Naval Gunnery Specialist Officer and served as Instructor in Bangladesh Naval Academy, Chief Instructor of Naval Gunnery and Seamanship School. He has commanded six warships including Patrol Craft, Offshore Patrol Vessel, Frigate and lastly the flagship, BNS BANGABANDHU. His Staff appointments range from Staff Officer Plan and Appointment to Naval Secretary.
The Admiral has served as the Director of four Directorates namely Directorate of Plans, Submarine, Naval Aviation and Signals. He also served as Naval Secretary. He has commanded the biggest naval establishment of Bangladesh Navy, BNS ISSA KHAN in Chattogram. As Area Commander, he performed the duties of Naval Administrative Authority Dhaka andCommander Khulna Naval Area. While performing the duties of Commander Khulna Naval Area, The Admiral rendered praiseworthy humanitarian assistance and support to local administration ‘In Aid to Civil Power’ to fight against COVID-19 pandemic. He also stood beside destitute people during cyclones, floods and COVID-19 pandemic with food and relief.
Outside Navy, the Admiral has served as Director at Blue Economy Cell of Energy and Mineral Resources Division. He also served as Directing staff (Navy) Armed Forces War Course at National Defence College.
Rear Admiral Musa is alumni of Defence Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur, French Inter Forces War College, Armed Forces War Course, National Defence College, Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS), UK and king’s College, London.
In his Academic Credential, he has four Master’s degrees in War Studies, English Literature, International Security & Strategic Studies and Business Administration respectively. It is to mention that he completed MA in "International Security and Strategy" from Kings College, London. He has completed his M Phil from Bangladesh University of Professionals in 2015. Recently the Admiral has achieved the milestone of completing PhD “Maritime Awareness: Bangladesh Perspective” from Jahangirnagar University despite his highly busy responsible appointments.
The Admiral has attended various national and international seminars and symposiums; he represented Bangladesh in the State Party meeting in the United Nations in 2013. He attended Senior Executive Decision-Making Programme at Institute for Security Governance in California in 2019. Recently, he attended 12th Regional Sea Power Symposium in Italy and delivered lecture on ‘Shaping of Navies in the Blue century’. His interviews were published in six international defence & Security Journals. His numerous professional articles were published in various Defence and Security Journals at home and abroad.
The Admiral has a number of extra ordinary achievements in his distinguished service career. As the Captain of BN flag ship, he received ‘National Standard’ from the Hon’ble Prime Minister for outstanding contribution both at naval and national level. Last year, under his command, BNS TITUMIR received prestigious ‘National Standard Award’ from Hon’ble President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The Admiral has also received 'Osamanno Seba Padak', ‘Nou Parodorshita Padak’ and newly introduced ‘National Integrity Award’ as recognition of his outstanding performance. It is to mention that as a recognition of his extraordinary service to navy The Admiral has received Chief of Naval Staff’s commendation award three times during his glorious career.
Admiral Musa is married to Mrs Nishat Rahman and is a proud father of two sons. He enjoys studying and contributing to national security and maritime issues.
Rear Admiral Mohammad Musa,
OSP, NPP, rcds, afwc, psc (Details)